Quality Systems Inc. releases Mirth Connect 3.0 Open Source Healthcare Integration Engine

Press Release | Quality Systems | October 9, 2013

Quality Systems, Inc...announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Mirth, a global leader in health information technology that helps clients achieve interoperability, released Mirth® Connect 3.0. Mirth Connect is an open source healthcare integration engine, specifically designed for HL7 message integration...

New capabilities focus on guaranteed delivery, performance and configurability

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII), a provider of electronic health records (EHR), practice management and revenue cycle management solutions as well as connectivity products and services for medical and dental group practices, small hospitals and community health centers, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Mirth, a global leader in health information technology that helps clients achieve interoperability, released Mirth® Connect 3.0.

Mirth Connect is an open source healthcare integration engine, specifically designed for HL7 message integration. It provides the necessary tools for developing, testing, deploying and monitoring interfaces. Its open source license model provides the advantages of a large community of users with enterprise-class commercial support.

Mirth Connect 3.0 adds hundreds of new features to Mirth Connect 2.2. It features a new internal messaging engine that focuses on guaranteed delivery, performance, and configurability. Some key features and benefits of the new release include:

  • Guaranteed delivery – reduces the time and expense of monitoring and reprocessing failed messages; with Mirth Connect 3.0, received messages are guaranteed to be sent to their destination(s)
  • System-wide queuing and automatic message recovery – both greatly increase interface reliability, enable "hands off" operation of the interfaces, and increase interface uptime
  • Improved configurable message storage – this new ability can decrease message data storage, thereby increasing performance and reducing disk storage and costs
  • Message archiving – helps meet message storage policy requirements by removing old messages from the production system while archiving them elsewhere; thus improving performance while providing message retention
  • Improved message browser and channel dashboard – improves productivity by easing and simplifying deployed interface operation and management
  • New Web-based dashboard – easier "at-a-glance" monitoring information and processing statistics for each interface
  • Custom message metadata indexing and searching – provides significant time savings when developing interfaces; eliminates custom database modification, which results in easier interface development message search

“The release of Mirth Connect 3.0 furthers Mirth’s commitment to continually provide the most innovative, open source interoperability tool in the Health IT market,” said Jon Teichrow, president of Quality Systems’ Mirth subsidiary. “This advanced interface engine provides a platform that helps speed information and transform clinical processes so clients can save money and improve productivity. It helps our clients respond with agility to the demands of a rapidly evolving healthcare environment.”

Integrated product suite

With more than 10,000 open source Mirth Connect installations globally, the Mirth product suite includes the Mirth® Connect healthcare integration engine, Mirth® Results central data repository and provider portal, Mirth® Match Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI), Mirth® Mail DIRECT secure messaging and provider directory service, and Mirth® Care chronic disease management and care management solutions.

About Quality Systems, Inc.

Irvine, Calif.-based Quality Systems, Inc. and its NextGen Healthcare subsidiary develop and market computer-based practice management, electronic health records and revenue cycle management applications as well as connectivity products and services for medical and dental group practices and small hospitals. Quality Systems recently acquired Coast Mesa, Calif.-based Mirth. Mirth’s solutions are used daily by thousands of health professionals and institutions worldwide to streamline care management processes and securely exchange health information across enterprises, communities and broad geographies. Visit www.qsii.com and www.nextgen.com for additional information.


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For Quality Systems, Inc.
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Open Health News' Take: 

It's great to see Quality Systems moving forward aggtressively with its release of open source Mirth Connect 3.0  They made a smart move acquiring Mirth. With more than 10,000 open source Mirth Connect installations globally they have positioned themselves well in the growing 'Open Health' marketplace.  -  Peter Groen, Senior Editor, OHNews